Earlier this week, Rockstar games faced a massive hacking attack that saw an early build of GTA 6 leak. The hacker was reportedly a part of the hacking group Lapsus$, whose members have previously been arrested in the UK.
- A Hacker in the UK has been arrested by police
- The arrest is following an FBI and DOJ
- Rumors are circulating that the individual was the hacker behind the massive Rockstar games leak
Today the City of London Police announced the arrest of a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of hacking-related crimes. The investigation was supported by the UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit as well as the FBI.
On the evening of Thursday 22 September 2022, the City of London Police arrested a 17-year-old in Oxfordshire on suspicion of hacking, as part of an investigation supported by the @NCA_UK’s National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU).
He remains in police custody. pic.twitter.com/Zfa3OlDR6J
— City of London Police (@CityPolice) September 23, 2022
The breach of Rockstar games prompted the FBI and Department of Justice to investigate the attacks. All in all, 90 videos of development footage of GTA 6 and reported source code were leaked to the public.
It is not confirmed that this individual arrested is the hacker, but many have speculated them to be the infamous individual.
Did he say "I'm sorry, it went unexpectedly viral" after being told his rights? https://t.co/rV8KQhFyae
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) September 23, 2022
The Rockstar Games hacker is also reportedly the hacker behind Uber’s massive data breach earlier this month. Authorities in the UK will give an update on the situation later today. The FBI is also expected to make a statement early this afternoon.
UPDATE: Police expected to give more details on arrest of 17-year-old Rockstar Games hacker later today, possible statement coming from the FBI later this morning/afternoon.
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 23, 2022
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